Shaw not blown off course in pursuit of World Cup success

03 April 2014 / 21:00

World windsurfing number one Bryony Shaw survived tough conditions to keep her title hopes alive at sailing's ISAF World Cup in Majorca.

Shaw, an Olympic bronze medallist in 2008, is third in her fleet but admitted she was lucky to come through unscathed as the regatta's previous light winds, were replaced by gusty conditions and a serious swell.

“It was a really squally day – the wind kept flicking around all over the place,” said Shaw.

“We had three planing races and the last one was really windy, but I managed to survive.  I think I got a couple of counters today and one that was a bit of a higher score unfortunately, but it was a relatively solid day.

“The regatta so far has been a real mixed bag. It’s been light winds to start with and then had a day off yesterday where the wind just didn’t come through at all for us, so it’s been nice to have had some wind today and it’s been nice to have a mixed week with different kinds of conditions.  

“I’ve been trying to keep my consistency, will try and get some more top threes and see how we go.”

Elsewhere, British team-mate Giles Scott maintains his lead of the men's Finn fleet while Charlotte Dobson and Sophie Ainsworth sit third in the women's 49erFX class.

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